I'm guest blogging at the Writers Digest Guide to Literary Agents blog on the topic of "E-publishing and the Entrepreneurial Author." I discussed the allure and advantage of digital publishing, especially for authors writing stories in niche genre categories:
Digital publishing is especially attractive for authors who write in niche subgenres, say, science fiction romance. E-publishers eagerly seek out these kinds of niche stories because their goal is to meet the needs of readers left out in the cold by traditional publishers. In 2010, the number of science fiction romance ebooks from royalty paying digital/small press publishers easily matched if not outnumbered the mainstream print releases (that I’m aware of). 2011 seems to be following a similar path.
As we all know, this path is also fraught with challenges and I touch upon those as well.
You can also enter for a chance to win my erotic sci-fi romance, ONCE UPON A TIME IN SPACE. Just leave a comment at my guest post.
Blog maestro Chuck Sambuchino features a multitude of author and agent interviews as well as industry news and tips. The Guide to Literary Agents blog is a great resource if you're on an agent hunt.